Acknowledgment

We are very grateful to the Providence, as well as Queenship Publishing Company, for choosing us to promote this 33-Day Consecration to God -- the Most Holy Trinity -- through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Guided by the Holy Spirit, all true consecrations direct us ultimately only to God and God alone.

Centuries ago, St. Bernard (1090-1153), Doctor of the Church, who wrote the popular Memorare and the Salve Regina, called Our Heavenly Mother the Aqueduct of Grace, even the Neck of Christ's Mystical Body.* Today many people would call Her the Mediatrix of All Graces**, etc. Tirelessly, she has been helping to bring all of us - as members of Christ's Mystical Body -- to Christ the supreme Head of the Church who is the Lord of all together with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Word for word, this Consecration is taken from the book In the End My Immaculate Heart Will Triumph: Consecration Preparation for the Triumph Victory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is published by Queenship Publishing Company, P.O. Box 42028, Santa Barbara, California 93140-2028. Phone: (800) 647-9882 or Fax: (805) 957-1631. The permission was given to Grace Institute of the Holy Eucharist on June 2, 1997. May Our Heavenly Mother see to it that this promotion is done according to Her wish and that all glory be given to God the Most Holy Trinity!

We are aware of the existence of the more traditional version of the 33-Day Marian Consecration prepared by St. Louis De Montfort. We nevertheless wholeheartedly recommend our sisters and brothers to make this Consecration here. As one may notice later, these versions are only complementary to each other. Based on a reported private revelation, the present version appears to be the fulfillment of the former. It is endorsed by Bishop Paul Maria Hnilica, S.J., on November 1, 1993. It is also found in a prayer book which has received Ecclesiastical approval on March 25, 1994 under Canon Law 826 Paragraph #3 from John W. Rohde Episcopal Vicar, Santa Barbara Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California. The approval states: "This publication complies with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church on faith and morals."

If your heart is touched by the words of love shared in this version and would like to become a part of this mission for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary - called in this way by Our Lady - or if you would like further information, contact the above address or numbers.

*Cf. Paul Palmer, S.J., Mary in the Documents of the Church (London: Burns Oates, 1953), p.96; Michael O'Carroll, C.S.Sp., Theotokos: A Theological Encyclopedia of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 1982), pp.75-76.

**Although Mary as the Mediatrix of All Graces has not been pronounced by the Church as a dogma to be believed by all, papal documents have frequently portrayed Her so [cf. Junipero B. Carol, "Mediatrix" in: Dictionary of Mary (New York: Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1985) pp.227-229]. That brings the development (or discovery) of this doctrine ever closer to its final dogmatic status. As a point of reference, it took the Church the first five centuries to develop (or discover) the dogma of the Most Holy Trinity.

Dictionary of Mary further reads as follows:

"Our Lady's prerogative as Mediatrix and dispenser of all graces is abundantly attested to in the liturgical books of the Eastern Church, e.g., the Byzantine, Coptic, Syriac, Armenian, and Chaldean. In the Latin Church we have the Office and Mass of Mary Mediatrix of All Graces, composed at the initiative of Cardinal D.J. Mercier, approved by Benedict XV in 1921, and originally celebrated by numerous dioceses and Religious Orders on May 31. When in 1954 Pius XII set that day aside for the observance of Our Lady's Queenship, the feast in honor of Mary's mediation was discontinued by some and transferred by others." (Ibid., p.229)

"During the Second Vatican Council, Mary's mediatorial role became the object of considerable discussion. A large number of bishops favored declaring the doctrine a dogma of our faith. Others, e.g., the Dutch bishops, objected to even the use of the word "Mediatrix" for fear of unnecessarily provoking a non-Catholic reaction. Some cited the Pauline passage to the effect that "there is one mediator of God and man, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Tim 2:5) - forgetting that the same Saint Paul who wrote those words, on another occasion referred to Moses also as a mediator (Gal 3:19)

At any rate, after a lengthy argumentation pro and con, the Council adopted the following innocuous text: "Therefore, the Blessed Virgin is invoked by the Church under the titles of Advocate, Auxiliatrix, Adjutrix, and Mediatrix" (LG 62). The Council make it clear that it did not wish to settle legitimate theological controversies, and that theologians were free to continue adhering to different viewpoints (LG 54). The council did stress that the titles just mentioned "are to be so understood that they neither take away nor add anything to the dignity and efficacy of Christ the one Mediator." And a bit further, we have this highly significant statement: "The unique mediation of the Redeemer does not exclude but rather gives rise among creatures to a manifold cooperation which is but a sharing in this unique source" (LG 62). Indeed, the angels, the saints, and the priests of the New Testament can all be regarded as mediators between God and man in a true, though secondary, sense." (Ibid., p.228)